Battery Wet Dust Collection

Wet Dust Collection for Lead Oxide Dusts

Case study

Surrette Battery Company replaces baghouse with Whirl Wet Dust Collector.

Surrette Battery Company Limited, Springhill, Nova Scotia is a leading lead-acid battery manufacturer, and Canada’s only independent battery manufacturer. The battery company manufactures long-life, true “deep cycle” battery systems for railroad, marine, industrial and renewable energy applications.


Surrette Battery wanted a corrosion-free system that would withstand acid fumes from a paste mixer when materials were damp, and collect the dusts that were generated when materials (which had high concentrations of lead oxide) were dry.


A baghouse met environmental requirements, but the company’s proactive management wanted a more reliable dust collector that had minimal maintenance requirements and would accommodate future growth. The answer was an all-polypropylene Whirl Wet dust collector.


Whirl Wet dust collector systems are widely used throughout the battery industry for collecting lead oxide dusts in battery paste-making operations. These wet dust collector systems operate quietly, accommodate heavy dust loadings and are self-cleaning. Whirl Wet dust collectors can provide for continuous, “24/7” operation.


The 2500 cfm Whirl Wet dust collector chosen by Surrette Battery collects dusts 1 micron and above at 99.5% efficiency. These dust collector systems will not clog or blind in high-humidity conditions, and are unaffected by acid fumes. Water use is low, and water level is maintained automatically.


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